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[Photos] Bridge Collapses In Saigon After Being Struck By Barge

On the morning of July 12, a barge struck the Cai Tam Bridge in Saigon’s Binh Chanh District, causing its spans to fall into the Cho Dem River below.

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The barge, piloted by Tran Van Trung, was on his way to Long An (where a similar inncident occured in May) but was unable to clear the bottom of the 50-meter-long bridge, dragging a large portion of it into the water, reports VnExpress.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the accident though it’s unclear if/when the bridge will be rebuilt.

The VND3 billion structure was opened in 2008 and allowed locals to shave five km off trips to the opposing bank.

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